Clint " The Milkman" Hairston Qualifies 6th at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Date: July 09, 2014
Author: John Gutheil
Jake Hairston along with Kenny Duttweiler, CFE Racing Products and Hogan manifolds came up with arguably the powerful GM turbocharged small block in history making over 7.9 horsepower per cubic inch.
Expectations ran high for this engine’s first outing. Unfortunately no pre-race testing left us guessing on the right set-up. Qualifying proved difficult as they learned quickly that the increased horsepower and torque from our new engine required different transmission gear ratios than they had available for this race.
After some drastic clutch and power management adjustments, they were able to come with a disappointing O qualifying position running 6.079 at 245.90. Rain welcomed them on Sunday morning delaying the start of the race until late in the afternoon. Track conditions proved tricky and with a new combination and limited data, they went to the starting line against Billy Glidden with our best guess. Their 6.19 fell short of Billy’s outstanding 6.041 sending them home early.
They will be back at Joliet in July with a better package. Hairston Motorsports & Racing would like to give special thanks to Lucas Oil for being our title sponsor this year and Elite Motorsports for helping us with transportation to the races and our many other loyal sponsors; PerTronix Performance Brands, Duttweiler Performance, Precision Turbo, XS Power, Powermaster, Racepak, Hoosier Tire, K&N, Crower Clutches, Lenco, Comp Cams, Dart, T&D Machine, Lunati crankshafts, Hogan Manifolds, CFE Racing Products, Accufab, Jesel, Strange, Motive Gear, Inland Empire Driveline, SCE Gaskets, Starside Design, Specialty Fasteners, Russell, Brodix, Embee Performance Coatings and ARP for their continuing support and our great crew including Doug Stewart, Tom Esbri, Tracy Holmes, Dustin Lee and Bill Hickok.
Contact: Jim Hairston/Team Owner email@example.com 909-980-4504
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